I'm a freelance writer and editor whose work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Vice, Salon, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Refinery29, and more. I hold degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which I use mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics.

I Tried This Berry Elixir To Make My Period Regular & Here's What Happened To My Cycle

To say I have an irregular period would be a massive understatement. It would be more accurate to say it's practically missing. Ever since I had an eating disorder from ages 15-18, I've been going months between periods — how many months, there's no…
By Suzannah Weiss

What Happened When I Went On A Quest To Figure Out My Past Lives

I consider myself a pretty logical person. I have a neuroscience degree, and I try to approach everything with skepticism. But... I kind of believe in past lives. I've had the intuition that they exist since I was six. I'd never heard of the concept…
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Questions To Ask Every New Sexual Partner For The Best Sex Possible

There's a widespread misconception that you shouldn't talk about sex, even with the people you're having sex with — not before you have it and certain not during it, lest you "ruin the moment." But the only way to have good sex is to talk about it.…
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Things It Could Mean If You Have UTI Symptoms But Negative Test Results

Over half of women get a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some point in their lives, but even more experience symptoms of one. Sometimes, people will have all the telltale signs of a UTI — a constant urge to pee even when nothing's in there, burning…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's What Experts Want You To Know About About Doubling Up On Birth Control Methods

No birth control method is effective 100 percent of the time, which can be nerve-wrecking if you're trying to avoid pregnancy. Will doubling up help, then? What about tripling up? Are certain birth control combinations more effective than others? Do…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Subtle Ways Women Are Shamed For Their Sexuality On A Daily Basis

There's nothing wrong with any woman's sexuality. Full stop. There's no right or wrong way to look, sound, or act in bed. There's no right or wrong number or type of people to sleep with. There's no right or wrong sexual act to be into.…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Ways To Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

Caffeine can make you feel awake, energetic, and on top of the world. But it can also make you anxious, irritable, and unable to sleep. If it tends to have the latter effect on you, you don't have to make it through the mornings without any…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Things You Should Never Let Anybody Tell You About Yourself

Growing up in our culture, we're taught to trust our parents, our teachers, our doctors, and other authority figures. We're not always taught to trust ourselves. This does us a disservice, because there are things nobody knows more about than you…
By Suzannah Weiss

3 Ways To Use Tantra To Strengthen Your Love Life

After participating in one of relationship guru Londin Angel Winters' sacred snake ceremonies and learning her philosophies on sex, gender, and love, I had to read her and her partner Justin Patrick Pierce's book, The Awakened Woman's Guide to…
By Suzannah Weiss

32 Women Reveal The Most Ridiculous Things Doctors Have Told Them

Sexism is not just damaging to women's mental health — it can hurt their physical health as well. Research has shown that doctors take women's pain less seriously. As just one example, women with abdominal pain are forced to wait longer than men…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mental Health When You Have A Chronic Health Condition

People with chronic health problems usually receive help from their doctors to minimize physical pain, but they're not always told anything about the emotional pain of living with a chronic health condition. While 10-25 percent of women in the…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Psychological & Physiological Reasons Your Heart Is Beating So Fast

It's normal for your heartbeat to speed up when you're excited or nervous or have just had a cup of coffee or exercised. But if your heart is racing all the time or at random times throughout the day, it's time to explore medical causes that could…
By Suzannah Weiss

I'm In A Long-Distance Relationship & Here's Why I Actually Love It

I spend about half my time living with my partner, and the rest of the time, we're in long-distance relationship. I love our time together, but I also love our time apart. It's taboo to admit it, but I don't want to be around my partner all the…
By Suzannah Weiss

Women Are Hiding Their Sex Toys From Their Partners, But They Shouldn't Need To

Sex toys have a fraught history. Vibrators used to be so stigmatized, they were initially marketed as "massagers," with even the famous Hitachi Magic Wand refusing to call itself a vibrator. Then, when women began selling sex toys to other women at…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Looking For The Right Doctor For You

When you're looking for a doctor, you want to be picky. Your physical health is at stake, after all. The search for the right doctor for you can be a frustrating process full of inconvenient appointments, time spent in waiting rooms, and…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's The Best Self-Care Trip To Go On, Based On Your Sign

A few months ago, I realized I needed a self-care trip. I was at a low point with my health, and forcing myself to keep to my strict all-work, no-play schedule in the midst of it all was making everything worse. Knowing that stress can contribute to…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Signs It's Time To Get A New Therapist

You have the right to be picky when it comes to therapists. After all, what they say can have a huge impact on a person. You air your biggest vulnerabilities to your therapist, so you'd better trust them to lift you up rather than bring you down.…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's How To Tell If You're Working Too Much, According To Career Experts

If you have any control over your schedule, you may have wondered what the ideal number of hours per week to work is. With entrepreneurs like Tim Ferris advocating for four-hour work weeks but others like Elon Musk working up to 100 hours a week, it…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's How Often You Should Communicate In A Long-Distance Relationship

Rules and expectations for long-distance relationships are not always as clear-cut as those for partners who live near each other. If you're in one, you might find yourself asking questions like "are we supposed to talk to each other's families?",…
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Small Changes To Make To Your Home That Will Improve Your Health

They say that your health is the most important thing, since without your health, you can't have anything else. So, it should stand to reason that when you're creating your home, the most important thing to think about is how your living space will…
By Suzannah Weiss